Recently I’ve been interviewing intern candidates at the day job and none of them really have any web knowledge- at all. One that did had a very twisted view of file and folder structures and told me that “this is the way they teach it at USF.” I replied with a series of hmms and ahas, and really? I had asked if this person knew anything about e-mail marketing and the programming involved for these types of things. No dice. I then asked if this person knew anything about tables for layout. Still, no dice. Surprised I sent the candidate on their way and pondered this.
It’s been a while, folks. Some of you are maybe wondering why I stopped freelancing! Back in November of 2010, I got a new job at Schifino Lee Advertising + Branding, as the Interactive Art Director. It has consumed all of my time, and I have worked on projects with clients such as AT&T, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, WellCare Medicare Plans, and Pegasus TransTech. It’s been quite a journey so far and I love it!
So enough of the day job, I wanted to let you all know about my new blog (which is *gasp!* not on WordPress), Beautiful Spam. It features various e-blasts, mostly rendered in gmail or microsoft entourage.
It was a last minute thing to talk about custom theme development at Barcamp Tampa 2010 this year. The night before I had started on my slides, unsure of what to speak about. Obviously, I was going to speak about the WordPress themeing process, but I didn’t know how. Or where to start. I was nervous, but I felt like I needed to give back to the WordPress and tech community, since after all, Barcamp is free to attend with free food and free beer! Anyways, my slides are on slideshare and were also featured on the Slideshare design home page for like a week
Recently I had the opportunity to build an HTML5 video player for the iPad. I wanted to share the code and markup with you all, since I never got to use it. Just to make sure you all know, this is just specifically for the iPad since a presentation was supposed to be given on it. Nothing fancy. I just wanted it to play a video.
Some of you visited my site in the past month and received a notification from either your browser, or your virus protection saying that my site was hosting malware. I thank you all for notifying me immediately of what you all were seeing on my site. Tearing through my website, I discovered that there was an admin user other than myself on my install! But it didn’t stop there, no. My entire grid was infected. Every WordPress install I had on my server, was infected with this attack by “johnnyA.”
What motivates us to work better? Money? The other day I saw this YouTube explaining what motivates us and why some of us work better than others. I know what you’re thinking: money! duh! Yes and no. What I got out of this video was a single thought: What motivates us? Purpose. Read a general story about my experience working at FedEx Ground and how that it wasn’t money that motivated me- but something else. Something different.